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  • Writer's pictureWES MASELLI


Updated: 4 days ago


“Let us suppose you are losing an argument”, the Lobby-hack-turned-Prime-Minister Boris Johnson wrote in the Telegraph in 2013. “The facts are overwhelmingly against you, and the more people focus on the reality the worse it is for you and your case”

The solution, or “best bet” in Johnson’s own deceitful terms, “is to perform a manoeuvre that a great campaigner describes as ‘throwing a dead cat on the table, mate’”, the aim of which is to distract your onlookers to the point where “they will be talking about the dead cat, the thing you want them to talk about, and they will not be talking about the issue that has been causing you so much grief.


Cat-o-nine tails


Save the Cat

The 'Cat-Hat' man, Dr John Wamsley

Native Cat

Ship's cat


Cat Gut

Schrodinger's Cat

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